THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) in Davao City announced that the national office did not yet release another set of voters' identification cards (IDs) since January this year.
Printing of the IDs has been stopped since May 2017.
Comelec-Davao election assistant MaysahCasar said the national office stopped the printing of the ID cards following its plan to upgrade the voters' ID.
She said there is a possibility that the old ID cards should be modified as well.
"Kung di pa available ang ID cards sa uban voters, tua pa jud na sa national office. Wala pa may gi-release na IDs karon tuiga. Kung kanus-a nagpabiometric, didto ta manukad, and from year 2013 up to present, wala pa jud na (If the ID cards of the other voters are not available yet, it may still be at the national office. No ID has been released yet this year. From the year the biometrics was implemented, we start counting from there and from 2013 up to present, none has been released)," Casar said.
The Comelec-Davao earlier reported that there are still 132,559 voter's IDs that remain unclaimed in Davao City, based on its December 2017 record.
Of the total unclaimed IDs, 70,337 are owned by voters' from first district, 33,020 from second district, and 29,202 from third district.
These numbers of citizens are still active voters, Casar said.
Casar added that registered voters may get their voter's IDs from the office of the election officer at the district office where they are registered.
She said the cards will no longer be released to the respective barangays for safety reason.